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Tom Dixon Sale: 3 days only

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Top Tip: Tom Dixon 3 day January Sale starts this Thursday with up to 80% off Lighting, Furniture and Accessories

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Preview: Habitat S/S ’14

Preview: The new S/S ’14 collection and trends from Habitat. Do you have a favourite? Editor’s Pick of the collection will be up on Friday.

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Dungeness Wallpaper by Mini Moderns

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Creative folk from Eric Ravilious to Derek Jarman, have flocked to Dungeness inspired by the fascinating landscape and obscure structures that populate the beach. The area has appeared in many films, music videos, television dramas and now on a wallpaper by Mini Moderns who spent the last year renovating a converted railway carriage on Dungeness Beach. Continue Reading…

Farewell Fat Architecture

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FAT announced the end of its practice today. The phenomenally successful collaboration will close next summer after 23 years of service in design upon the completion of A House For Essex, designed for Living Architecture (in collaboration with artist Grayson Perry), and the curation of A Clockwork Jerusalem at the British Pavilion as part of the 2014 Venice Biennale (in collaboration with Crimson Architectural Historians and Owen Hatherley).

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Managing Director’s Christmas list: Ed Burstell from ‘Liberty of London’

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Not long left to curate your lists so we have gathered a fine group of design folk to help you make up your mind.  Today Managing Director Ed Burstell of Liberties, the new TV star, reveals the top 5 items on his Christmas List:

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NEW: Ceramics from Piet Hein Eek

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Fat Ceramics is a new collection by eminent Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek in collaboration with Pad Home. The clean minimalist range with its crisp clean lines and desirable colour palette is far removed from his signature ‘Scrapwood’ furniture. Piet opted for thick ceramics over the typical thin resulting in this sought after set. Pad home will launch the wares at Home, 12-14 January 2014 at Earl’s Court, London.

The Merchants Tavern by VG&P

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Above: Copper vessels by Very Good & Proper

Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch is the new restaurant the Merchants Tavern designed by Very Good & Proper. Ed Carpenter and the team suggested a private club versus modern country. Black leather semi circular seating nods to the 80’s and reiterates the curves of their MT Club Chair. Exposed bricks, log burners and wood paneled areas add atmosphere.

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Designer Christmas List No.4 by Sean of Dare Studio

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Not long left to curate your lists so we have gathered a fine group of  design folk to help you make up your mind.  Today designer Sean Dare of award winning Dare Studio, producer of contemporary furniture and lighting products reveals his top 5 luxury items :

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1- Pinarello 65.1 by Paul Smith

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Editor’s Pick: Richard Brendon Meets Patternity

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If you have not read Patternity blog prepare yourself for a dose of serious inspiration. The design studio created by photographer/art director Anna Murray with surface/product designer Grace Winteringham record and create conceptual patterns for the application of print and related disciplines.  They have collaborated with Richard Brendon the British bone china specialist to produce the ‘Patternity Meets Richard Brendon’ collection. This brings together Richards expertise in ceramics and Patternity’s heritage with pattern. The show stopping cup and saucer offers a new take on the op art style as the mirrored cup distorts striped pattern.

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Available in teacups &  plates available from Richard Brendon & Heals starting at £40.

Editor’s Pick: Chromascope Cushion By Ptolemy Mann

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Each year as we reach the depths of winter I slip into hibernation mode and my quest for comfort heightens.  My attention has turned to cushions. For folk seeking for something individual, you may be happy to hear that Weaver Ptolemy Mann and The New Craftsman collaborated on a limited edition of 8 art cushions titled Chromascope. The laboriously hand dyed woven swatches are assembled and stitched together with precision by expert needle-smith Nina Plumer to emulate kaleidoscopic patterns. This colourway is my favourite. Simply add a touch of any of the colours to balance the piece in your room. Available at thenewcraftsmen for £345.

‘5 Minutes Only’ with Sebastian Wrong

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‘Five Minutes Only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the design star Sebastian Wrong fresh from taking London Design Festival by storm with the collaboration Wrong for Hay.   Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: HH. Platform by Ryan Harc

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I am perpetually organising my wares. My fixation for arranging everything precisely at home is performed with the slim hope that nothing will be lost and order rules. Given my obsession I was happy to find the HH Platform by Ryan Harc. The inbred piece of furniture presents lighting, display and storage in one. Continue Reading…

Winter Woodenland at Skandium

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Start the festivities with Skandium:  adults / families / make veneer decorations / Danish mulled wine / 15% off  / =happy design folk

Exhibition: ‘In the Making’ at The Design Museum curated by Barber Osgerby

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Above: Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, photo by Alisa Connan

The exhibition In the Making’ at the Design Museum highlights the aesthetic appeal of the unfinished object. Over twenty objects curated by Barber Osgerby capture designs in mid production.

The duo said,  ‘We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work. We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveils an everyday object in its unfinished state.  Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Office by Swine Studio

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Office by Studio Swine

Detail: marble / utilitarian / pegboard / mahogany  / marmoleum

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